Ringo Deathstarr can't be pinned down to a single influence. When you listen to the band, you'll hear them all, ranging from The Smiths to My Bloody Valentine. The resulting sound is an amalgam that puts the Austin, Texas band right in line with the New Wave of shoegaze that's been en vogue for the last few years. Though the band tends to be more pop-centric than its genre's forbearers, Ringo Deathstarr has all the deafening hallmarks of its noise-pop contemporaries down. The band is touring on its recently released sophomore album, "Mauve." Local bands Abandoned Buildings Club and Spaceweather Shakes both open the Wednesday night show.
Ringo Deathstarr performs Wednesday, October 17, 8 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $8-$10. 454-2966, bugjar.com.